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Trinity High School Drivers Education Program

Michael Healy, Teacher

Welcome to the THS Driver Education Program! For an application, click the link near the bottom of the page. Through proper education we are striving to achieve the following:

  • To develop better defensive drivers.
  • Improve the behavior and performance of highway users.
  • Motivate continuing development of traffic related competencies.

An enrolled student is expected to be responsible enough to report for driving lessons and observation requirement at the designated time. Doing so will help ensure the least amount of scheduling conflicts for all concerned.

Classroom sessions are usually conducted at THS on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45 to 4:45 PM, in Room 104. Driving lessons and observation requirements are done after school and on weekends to accommodate the student’s schedule.

Age Requirement:  Students are eligible 90 days from the start of the course

The State of New Hampshire requires:

  • Thirty (30)  hours of classroom instruction.
  • Six (6) hours of observation time.
  • Ten (10) hours of actual behind-the-wheel instruction in a dual controlled car.
  • Forty  (40) hours of parental behind-the-wheel instruction.
  • Students can only miss (2) classroom sessions of the course.

Please understand that the ten-hour behind-the-wheel instruction is barely enough time to teach all the needed skills and maneuvers. These skills can only be developed through practice and experience with parental assistance in the family vehicle. The importance of additional practice cannot be over emphasized! It is essential to have the complete cooperation of both parents/guardians and students in order for the program to be successful. N.H. State Out-of-Class Log Sheet requires parents to certify 40 hours of driving practice, and submit the signed sheet to the State of NH on final test day. Students/Parents hereby agree to immediately report suspended or revoked driving privileges to Trinity Administration during the time in which the student is enrolled in the driver education program.

The cost of the Driver Education Program is $800.00.  Checks should be made payable to Trinity High School at your earliest possible convenience prior to issue of final certification documents. In the event of a course cancellation or student withdrawal for any reason, the amount of money refunded will be prorated on the basis of the portion of the course completed.

All students will be advised of the EXACT starting date of the class they have chosen.